Glasgow's Elderly Citizens to Receive £100 Fuel Poverty Payment

Glasgow City Council has launched a new initiative to tackle fuel poverty in the city.  11,000 of Glasgow’s most vulnerable elderly citizens, who are over 80 and in receipt of Pension Credit, will receive a £100 dividend this winter.  

This follows the UK Government's reduction of £100 to the Winter Fuel Allowance and as consumers are facing surging gas and electricity prices, the fund will help some of the most vulnerable pensioners to heat their homes this winter.

The Affordable Warmth Dividend scheme will run from 22nd November 2011 until 29th February 2012.  Further information and details on how to apply can be found on the Council's website.  People requiring an application form can also telephone 0141 287 7961.

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